Ultra-thin Asus ZenPad 3S 10 coming soon to the US, possibly for $299
Already available to buy in some European and Asian markets, the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has a premium design - thanks to a 5.8mm-thin aluminum body and a 78% screen-to-body ratio. The tablet can be seen as a more affordable alternative to the Apple iPad Air, not just because of its premium look, but also because it sports a similar a 9.7-inch IPS display with 1536 x 2048 pixels and 264 ppi.
The ZenPad 3S 10 is powered by a hexa-core MediaTek MT8176 processor, further featuring a fingerprint scanner, dual speakers with DTS HD Premium Sound, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory, and a 5900 mAh battery with quick charging. The new tablet has an 8 MP camera on the back, plus a 5 MP camera on the front, and runs Android 6.0 Marhsmallow (with an update to Android 7.0 Nougat likely arriving after launch). A Z Stylus Pen will be offered separately, at extra cost.
Asus didn't reveal the price of the ZenPad 3S 10 for the US market, but retailer B&H suggests that the 64 GB model will cost $299. This will be the second tablet that Asus is launching in the US this fall, following the Verizon-exclusive ZenPad Z10. Any takers?
sources: Asus North America (Twitter), B&H